For Authors

About JRM
The Journal of Restorative Medicine (JRM) is an open-access journal owned and published by the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM). It was founded in 2012, and features peer-reviewed articles highlighting evidence-based practical clinical skills in endocrinology and chronic disease. The primary focus of the journal is to feature evidence-based articles for clinicians on effective integrative therapeutic protocols using nutritional supplements, botanical medicines, and hormones. In keeping with the endocrine and chronic disease emphasis of AARM, most articles offer clinical guidance in the effective natural and restorative treatments for endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, oncology and immune system disorders based on original research or literature reviews.

Article Formats
JRM welcomes the following article types: editorials; original research; evidence based clinical investigations; NIH funded research reports; research review articles; commentaries; case reports; state-of-the-art articles; letters to the editor; and supplementary materials such as video. JRM is open access and there are no author submission fees.

Submission Instructions
Please direct inquiries about potential submissions to the managing editor at managingeditor@restorativemedicine.org or submit an author request online.

Copyright and Permissions
When publishing in JRM, authors have two copyright options. Authors may assign copyright to the journal or are free to publish under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Manuscript Submissions
Submission of a paper implies that it reports unpublished work, except in abstract form, and is not being submitted simultaneously to another publication.

JRM’s principal areas of interest are endocrinology, botanical medicine and nutritional medicine. Requirements for publication are consistent with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, which are published in: Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals, Annals of Internal Medicine 1997;126:36–47 icmje.org.

Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive License Form (ELF). The ELF allows authors to retain copyright of their article while granting the publisher an exclusive license to publish the article in print and online, to use it any educational format and for AARM to administer rights, and to follow up on any infringements of copyright. Manuscripts will not be published until an ELF has been signed and submitted. Please submit a completed, signed Exclusive License Form when submitting an article for publication (see below).

Manuscripts will be considered in the form of:
Clinical Investigations: Present results of original clinical research.
Case Reports: Describe a single case or a small series. They must be educational and draw attention to important or unusual clinical situations, new treatments, or complications.
Brief Research Report: Brief reports of promising or new research (6–12 pages in length).
Reviews: Comprehensive surveys covering a broad area. They consolidate old ideas and may suggest new ones. They must provide a critique of the literature.
Special articles: On subjects not easily classified above (e.g., articles on history, education, demography, ethics, socioeconomics, etc.).
State-of-the-Art Articles: Articles providing an update on the latest developments in a particular area related to Restorative Medicine (6–12 pages in length).
Commentary: Invited as a companion to a full article presenting an alternative or a complementary perspective.
Editorial: Opinion or perspective on the content of the Journal of Restorative Medicine or of relevance to the field of restorative medicine.
Letters to the Editor: These may offer criticism or commentary of published material, but must be objective, constructive, and educational. A few references, a small table, or relevant illustrations may be used.
Supplementary Materials: Journal of Restorative Medicine will accept appropriate video clips or other materials to be posted online as part of an article. Each clip should be less than 10MB, preferably less than 5MB. Format and content of all supplementary materials are the responsibility of the author(s). The editorial office and the publisher will not make any revisions to the material. Materials should be submitted at the same time as the article and will be peer-reviewed.

Manuscript format: Make sure the file is double-spaced and has no hard returns at the end of lines. Ragged right margins are preferable to justified lines. All textual elements should begin flush left with no paragraph indents and two returns after every element, such as titles, headings, paragraphs, legends, etc. Please be sure to keep a backup copy of the file for reference, as accepted manuscripts are not returned. The first text page should contain: 1. Title; 2. Full names and affiliations for all authors, including the highest academic degree; 3. Full postal address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address for the corresponding author, to whom the proofs will be sent; 4. Running title of no more than six words.

Abstracts: The abstract, on the page following the title page, must be 250 words or less, under the following headings, as appropriate: Objective, Design, Setting, Patients, Interventions, Outcome Measures, Results, and Conclusions (JAMA 1992;267:42-44). Abstracts are necessary for all papers. Up to six key words must be provided with the abstract. Research papers should be structured as follows: Title page, as above; Abstract; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgments (optional), References; Tables; Figure legends (double-spaced); Figures.

Other articles: The above format may be varied between the Introduction and Acknowledgments sections for other articles.

Details of Style: Follow guidelines set by American Medical Association Manual of Style, Ninth Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 1998. Double-spaced throughout, including title page, abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, legends for illustrations, and tables. Start each of these sections on a new page, numbered consecutively in the upper right-hand corner, beginning with the title page. The body of the text must be in the following sequence; Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions.

Drug names: Use generic names only in referring to drugs. If the trade name is necessary, e.g., in bio-availability studies, indicate it in parentheses.

Abbreviations: Keep abbreviations to the minimum, and define each at its first use.
References: References for Journal of Restorative Medicine should follow the numerical system. Identify with Arabic numerals in superscript (no parentheses). A full list of references should be provided at the end of the article, in numerical order with a period following each number, no parentheses, sequentially as they appear in the text. Do not alphabetize. Use the Index Medicus reference style (see Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals. Ann Inter Med 1988,1.08:2 58–65). For abbreviations of journal names, refer to List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus. Provide names of all authors, full article titles and inclusive pages. Accuracy of reference data is the responsibility of the author.

Tables: All tables should be double-spaced. Title all tables, and number them in order of their citation in the text. Any notes should appear at the bottom of the table.

Illustrations: A legend should be provided for each illustration. Photomicrographs should state the original magnification. Legends should provide sufficient information to allow the reader comprehension without reference to the text, and should be grouped at the end of the manuscript. Illustrations should be referred to in the text as “Figs” and be given Arabic numbers. Lines should be of sufficient thickness to stand reduction (no less than 4mm wide for a 50% reduction), and letters should be a minimum of 9pt Arial or an equivalent size.

Electronic Artwork: Vector graphics (eg., line artwork) should be saved in “press quality” PDF format. Bitmap files (eg. photographs) should be saved in JPEG or Tagged Image File Format (TIFF). Line art must be scanned at a minimum of 800 dpi; photographs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

Proofs: The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert when proofs are available. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. In addition, please provide a second email address for yourself or a co-author, in case we have trouble reaching you at the first email address. Further instructions will be sent with the proof.

Policy on Review of Page Proofs: Manuscripts for the Journal of Restorative Medicine are copyedited by a professional copyeditor hired by the publisher. The editor will not check the typeset proofs of accepted manuscripts for errors, thus it is the responsibility of the primary author of each paper to review page proofs carefully for accuracy of citations, formulas, etc., and to check for omissions in the text. It is imperative that the author do a prompt, thorough job of reviewing the returned proofs. Page proofs must be returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt. An order form for off-prints will be available with proofs.

Manuscript Checklist:

  1. Put references in proper format in numerical order, making sure each is cited in the text.
  2. Provide an abstract (250 words or less) with appropriate headings, and 3–6 keywords.
  3. Include complete consent forms for patient photographs. See the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org; section II.E.l).
  4. Include consent forms for previously published illustrations and tables.
  5. Designate a corresponding author and provide an address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
  6. Complete disclosure form and acknowledgment of support.
  7. Submit manuscript, tables, and figures online together to the editorial office.
  8. Exclusive License Form